About Us

Linking DATA to BETTER Decisions

Function: To provide a hub for protected area research and innovation, where data can be shared and visualized to facilitate a better understanding and to communicate important trends in a highly changing environment.

Aim: To facilitate and promote viable decisions and policies by decision makers and resource managers, for effective and sustainable management of protected areas and biodiversity, by overcoming the challenge of having insufficient robust data on which to make informed policy decisions.

Data Types

Data Uses


History of the Caribbean Protected Areas Gateway


Nov 2014

The Caribbean Protected Areas Gateway was launched!

2014 - Jan 2017

Phase 1 of the Project, funded by the 10th European Development Fund

2017 - 2023

Phase 2 of the Project, funded by the 11th European Development Fund

Where We

The Caribbean Gateway currently works with and showcases protected area related information for 15 Caribbean ACP countries: